Of course Tom Brady is the NFL MVP
Tom Brady looks like the front runner to win the 2017 NFL MVP Award, but a vocal contingent believes that Rams running back Todd Gurley should get the award after racking up over 2,000 total yards and leading the NFL in TD’s for a team that has gone from irrelevance to Super Bowl contender.
Colin thinks Gurley is an unbelievable talent, but in today’s NFL a running back is nowhere near as valuable to his team as the quarterback. Gurley is arguably the third most valuable person on his own team behind head coach Sean McVay and Jared Goff.
It’s a quarterback league, and Brady is the best quarterback. He’s the MVP.
Carson Palmer is a Hall of Famer for thriving in constant dysfunction
Carson Palmer announced his retirement, and even though it’s a close call, Colin thinks Palmer’s career is Hall of Fame worthy.
Palmer never won a Super Bowl, but at every stage of his career he improved a dysfunctional situation. Palmer won a Heisman despite coming to USC at the end of the disastrous Paul Hackett era. Led the hapless Bengals back to relevance. Managed to win in Oakland with Al Davis’ meddling. Then took Arizona from a bottom dweller back to a playoff contender.
Palmer’s ability to improve each bad situation in which he arrived is as impressive as a quarterback with more playoff wins who was drafted into an organization with more support, like Big Ben with the Steelers.
Nick Wright – Host of First Thing’s First joins the show to discuss the Todd Haley altercation situation; and Isaiah Thomas’ impact on the Cavs.
Rob Parker – FS1 Analyst Is in-studio explaining why Isaiah Thomas won’t help against the Warriors; why people are over glamorizing Jon Gruden as a coach; and why Tom Brady shouldn’t be the MVP.
Mark Schlereth – FS1 NFL Analyst and Super Bowl champ is in-studio explaining why Brady should win the MVP; why the Heisman is misleading; and his NFL scouting report on Baker Mayfield.